Machine generated contents note: ch. One Romanticism: Browning and Shelley -- ch. Two Romanticism: Debt and Defiance -- ch. Three The Dramatic Monologue: Form and the Reader -- ch. Four The Dramatic Monologue: Causes and Context -- ch. Five Aesthetics: Realism and the Grotesque -- ch. Six Love and Gender Relations -- ch. Seven Historical and Geographical Distancing.